First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas is considered the largest flea market in the United States.
It is the oldest, largest continually operating outdoor flea market in the USA, operates on hundreds of acres, and provides spaces for about 6,000 vendors.
Canton trade days are held Thursday through Sunday prior to the first Monday of the month, year round. The 2014 schedule of Canton First Monday market dates is available on this website.
The map shown to the right gives an overall orientation to the First Monday area for new visitors.
This website is designed for both first-time visitors to the flea market, as well as for repeat shoppers who love to visit the incredible shopping experience that is First Monday!
Included is information on First Monday weekend dates, shopping, venues, restaurants, hotels, weather, driving directions, parking and other area attractions.
And don't miss our tips for Canton First Monday visitors and shoppers for experienced insider information!
First Monday consists of a number of buildings and areas, including but not limited to the following venues:
Original First Monday Park
- Original Pavilions and Arbors
- The Village
- Old Mill Marketplace
- The Mountain
- Antique Alley in the Canton Civic Center
- Canton Marketplace
- Canton Trade Center Pavilion
- Curry Animal Grounds and McLemee Animal Grounds (Dog Alley)
Canton is about 40 minutes from Tyler, an hour from Dallas, and two hours from Shreveport, with convenient access via Interstate 20. Onsite parking is available at a nominal charge.
While several exits are available for Canton, most visitors choose to use Exit 527, which is Texas Highway 19, also known as Trade Days Boulevard.
We've been visiting First Monday for years, actually for decades, and always enjoy the experience. As shoppers ourselves, we've designed this website to be a simple, straightforward information resource for visitors to First Monday, as well as for travelers to Canton, Tyler and the surrounding East Texas area.
We are dedicated to promoting Canton and East Texas, and the many positive aspects of life here. However, this website has no connection or affiliation with, or sponsorship by, the City of Canton or First Monday Trade Days.
This website is not meant to be a complete, detailed source of information about First Monday, but a starting point for getting oriented to the area, and planning a visit to Canton.
Other websites operated by the City of Canton, the Canton Visitor's Bureau, and individual pavilions provide more specific information about location, vendors, opening times, and other details.
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